From Tobias Lear1
[Philadelphia, February 28, 1791]
The President has commanded me to transmit the enclosed to you from Mr. Thatcher2 and request that you will give it the consideration it may merit. The President also requests that you will take occasion to converse with some others of the gentlemen from Massachusetts on this subject and to mention it likewise to some from New Hampshire.
I have the honor to be very respectfully & sincerely Your Most Obedt. Servant
28th. Feby. 1791
LC, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
1. Lear, a native of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and a graduate of Harvard, was Washington’s secretary.
2. George Thacher, member of the House of Representatives from the District of Maine.